Romanian bookstore boasting an extensive inventory of Romanian and international literature, movies & CDs.
At the same time, the bookstore is a curator for many public libraries in Canada and the United States.
Librăria Românilor este un magazin online care oferă românilor din Statele Unite (SUA) și Canada posibilitatea de a-și procura cărți, filme și muzică în limba română, la mii de kilometri de casă. În același timp, Librăria este curator și furnizor pentru mai multe biblioteci publice din Canada și Statele Unite.
Online Store: https://librariaromanilor.com/
The course Romanian Culture in a Semiotic Perspective is cross-listed in the Linguistics Programme and in General Education; thereby it counts as both a linguistics course (like Romanian Language. A Linguistic Introduction) and as a course fulfilling in part the HUMA category of General Education requirements. Each class provides a semiotic theoretical framework illustrated by examples grounded in Romanian culture, i.e. by case studies to be discussed and analyzed. The theoretical sources includes classical texts by Umberto Eco and Roland Barthes along with texts by Thomas A. Sebeok and works in cultural semiotics (Yuri Lotman and the Turku school) as well as the work of scholars specialized in particular fields, such as Martin Esslin (theatre), Eero Tarasti (music), Boris A. Uspensky (history) and Dinda L. Gorlée (translation). Each topic/class investigates various languages, the interactions between language and political (especially totalitarian) systems, language and aesthetic revolts, sign systems (cf. Roland Barthes), and also, more or less implicitly, the relationship between language and speech (cf. Ferdinand de Saussure and the structuralists).
Thorough analyses will be dedicated to aspects referring to the history, phonetics, vocabulary, morphology, syntax and semantics of the language.
The first part of the course will deal with linguistic aspects important in the study of the Romanian in a Romance and Balkanic context, with case studies, exemplifications and practical applications.
The second part of the course will be devoted to the acquisition of the Romanian language itself.
The evolution and elements specific to the Romanian language will be presented in comparative approaches and in the socio-cultural context of the Romance languages, but also that of the Balkanic languages.